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Justice Society of America #8

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.

As Huntress settles into her new place in the present day, the Justice Society comes face-to-face with a long-lost team: the Justice Society Dark!

Publication Date
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Print Length
24 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Justice Society of America #8 opens new doorways in this story, but one thing’s for sure; Helena Wayne has the dedication it takes to find her purpose and her way back to where she belongs. I look forward to watching the world unfold with fellow fans!

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This is a wildly ambitious comic, sometimes so much so that it’s hard to keep track of everything, but it’s quintessential Johns in the best way.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Justice Society of America #8 introduces a fun new character while allowing Alan Scott to take the spotlight in one of the most heartfelt and sincere issues of this entire run.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    The JSA doesn’t always get the love they deserve from DC, but there’s been a lot of attention on them as of late and this issue does a solid job in being a sort of confluence for many of the other storylines going on in other titles and it does this by being a more subdued issue, almost like a place for readers to catch their breath. This isn’t what I would call an exciting comic book, but there’s enough human drama going on here that it’s still a strong recommendation from me.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    Justice Society of America #8 is another excellent issue and in some ways perhaps the best of the series. Mikel Janin turns in another wonderful job on art and Geoff Johns continues building his world with interesting and engaging character aspects for Ruby, Helena and Alan. It’s a can’t miss issue with the Legionnaire reveal at the end.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Justice Society of America #8 was certainly better than the last issue. However, I feel this series seems to be lacking direction and focus with a forced agenda at the helm.

  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Justice Society Of America #8 continues Huntress’s self-serving recruitment drive to Russia when Alan Scott tracks down the daughter of the original Red Lantern. Johns liberally hints at a deeper story about the relationship between Alan Scott and Agent Sorkov, possibly in connection to the current Alan Scott miniseries, which could be an interesting dramatic twist. However, the constant delays are a momentum killer, and the series’ hook is too weak to make this a must-read.

  • 70

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Well we finally made it to issue #8. The Huntress is still annoying everyone with her ‘mission’ to rehabilitate super-villians and turn them into a future JSA. Alan Scott’s beard is still bothering me and is it just me or does he appear to be getting chunkier? But enough about the story here. The real reason to pick this issue up is the 1st appearance (HEADS UP, SPECULATORS!) of the Forgotten Legionnaire! The on-line speculation is already running rampant. The geneal consensus is that this is one of the Nolan brothers from the 31st century. You remember the Nolan brothers, born with deformed faces but had the ability to turn themselves into living iron. When Andrew sacrificed himself to defeat the Sun-Eater, Douglas found an alternate universe and became a hero there (LSH #300). And while the evidence does seem to be pushing in that direction, may I remind the comic community of two other metal masked characters from the LSH. Anybody remember Sir Prize and Miss Terious? Hmmmmmm! Or how about the decendants of Lex Luthor and Mr. Mxyzptlk that showed up in the Adult Legion?! Not so sure now are you. Too much Red Lantern not enough JSA.

  • 70

    Lyles Movie Files

    This was a down issue for the book and with Johns not long for the title, this could be more than the norm in the future than the exception.

  • 70


    The mysteries from the Lost Children and the Thirteen are getting some answers and interactions, which is excellent. Yet, with each revelation, there is a new situation. Johns, Janin, and Bellaire entertain with the Golden Age Red Lantern and connections to Alan Scott. What will be Ruby’s ultimate choice be in our current timeline, and could she prove Huntress wrong about her future JSA team? The revelations will keep readers in suspense.

  • 50

    Justice Society of America #8 makes the ongoing series centered on a familiar superhero team seem more like a related anthology series as it drops threads introduced in issue #7 to focus almost entirely upon introducing a new character, Red Lantern. That strand is interesting enough with suggested ties to Alan Scott’s past, but it’s paced at an indulgent rate with extended action sequences and splashes centered on a character and story readers essentially know nothing about. There are gestures to Huntress’s quest to reunite her future team, but they are in the background and contrasted with a hardly-there introduction that does little to inform readers who Red Lantern is or why exactly Alan Scott is concerned with them. Justice Society of America #8 may present its sequences well, but there’s not enough there to make following this serialized story worth the effort between months.

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